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    April 20, 2013
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operators. so we clautdz and we over estimated the number of adheres that's made a economically feasible. it's not the classic operator permit in the doctors study >> by adopting today, we won't determine the adhere for the single operator? >> couple of times i want to voice out wasn't that i believe in a free enterprise system you create the best mousetrap. the longer you wait the longer it will be harder to get money
back. the other southern is if we issue the cabs and they go back down to the hotels and airport will we really serve the community? we have to come up with a dispatch central service. i was surprised and impressed with your report. i know i have to ask you a question. if anyone at the mta tell you how many cabs to recommend? >> i recommended 50 percent we were a little bit taking our day diligence time to make sure we understood what was going on before we stepped forward and, of course, people wanted our report so we worked ahead on one
part and still waiting for the drivers survey to come in. we did issue earliest the same numbers we issued our numbers for their advanced knowledge. >> thank you very much. >> thank you, chairman i agree with everything that's been brought up. i thank the from for his great leadership and all the industry that participated in this. and for the great report. it certainly taught me a few things. i think that specifically i'm really interested in the idea of the fact that all the
distribution it's clear we need more cabs out there. we know that a lot of of us have a assumption if there was not a need through won't be a need and there's a need here. i want to talk about the need of at any point it's clear it's happening with the drivers. it breaks my heart frankly to see that the drivers who are working so hard aren't even making a living wage sometimes and are servicing without benefits. i see cabs driving way two too fast and that person is hoourg.
the at any point is having an effect and you guys are not happy. it's going to be imperative for us to succeed. yes, it's great we're a city organization i support the intelligence with complications and understanding whose picking you up but at the same time, we have a track record and we must - i know myself if i say the 3 different services we talked
about today i'd jump into the standardized cab because i know they're regulated. we want to create a sustainable industry that allows people to thrive. i appreciate your comments chairman nolan and i certainly am looking forward to the rest of the work 80 so we can provided the drivers more than anything else a comfortable lifestyle that will make our city more attractive >> this resolution give us the authority to issue up to a one hundred and 20 this year.
what did you have in mind. i think at any time a urban stable condition right now in the industry could you comment on 2014 >> yeah, it's a good question and first of all, if you authorizes a hundred and 20 it won't be possible tomorrow. it takes a minute. so i think that gradual approach is something that doctor is relating you need to kind of ability back the confidence of the san franciscans we have to grow the market as he said.
one thing that's going to help us a lot is that we'll have much better data in the future that you once we have all of this data we'll have a good picture of the existing demand 3r we'll recall some of those statistics of how many people would take taxis if they had the confidence it was going to get them home. even the data we have won't speak to the latent demand. but we'll be learning each day in terms of where the market will be. as we build public convinces in the taxi system the other
inregulated vehicles will be at an comparable disadvantages. so as the survey showed you and the doctor said that people would rather be in a san francisco taxi cab. so if we can address that and having more taxis is critical as part of that. the short answer is we will have data to demonstrate that or not and we're not kneeling alternative taxis anti on the street again, the remedies is to do this in a measurable way
>> you're very good at reporting to us what's going on. but at some point down the road when we have apps and all that enforcement to take another look at it. >> urge talking about the recommendation. >> well, the report was really to start the need for conversation when we start increasing the number of taxis on the street because the gap between what we have and what we should have is so great. however, at a minimum i would
report to the board if you want to schedule a more formal kind of check hearing in january once we would have some of them out on the street and whatever format wee would work for you >> i'd feel more comfortable towards 2013 come back and is oh, this or that is working. i think i definitely heard some of the comments here depending upon what they do we may have to do - i definitely appreciate the airport and fta together >> there was actually a
separate point i thought it would be helpful if we briefly acknowledged the report that was delivered under a couple of corporations. it talked about 5 hundred more. >> i want to ask the doctor without a doubt we be in a better position to see how things are working anti. >> yes as time goes an and everybody gets on the electronic situation we'll have better ideas. again, it won't speak to latent demand and where confidence is
but it will provide a very rich set of datatomy to inform further data. so you as a board can monitor the taxi industry >> so to be clear a yes is a presumption of 2 hundred permits next year? >> i was trying to clarify the rules of the board but director reiskin - i don't have any doubt about this is not simply combrabt executive authority i think we're extremely interested in this so toward the end of the year it will come back and look
at the report i will be happy to approve the resolution. >> i'm happy to move the amendment but i have concerns about the pricing. i would move it with the request that we hear from the staff and particular how a premium registration dispatch system would work. that's the last piece missing of updating our system. so i'll move the item >> second. >> any further discussion. all in favor? >> thank you. thank you, dr. we'll
okay >> okay ladies and gentlemen we will return to our regular agenda. ladies and gentlemen please.
ladies and gentlemen if you could please find a seat >> mr. chairman our returning. >> thank you we're being back if session we'll go to public comment. this is an opportunity for the public to address but not on today's calendar. >> (calling names). >> good afternoon. good afternoon my name is a mel. last week on monday, i got a call from a friend of mine who lives in san francisco. and i told him my historical
stories and he told me this the previous friday test e he was giving his little girl a ride home and she said she saw an anti muslim add on the side of the bus and she asked him do my name is really kill jews i said actually what our daughter said was true. he was very proud of his daughter for understanding what
she saw and sticking to her guns. today i'm to ask you to stop from having buses with hate adds on the streets during which children are going to or coming from school and there will be observers on the streets and it will be documented thank you >> next speaker. >> (calling names). >> good afternoon again. in the transportation triangles i'd like to talk about drivers and pedestrians and bicycles. and some of the correspondences
are over will you explain and there's some aspects of safety that's going to be more paramount as we expand bicycle lanes and want people we're talking about and things like that. a lot of our major intersections there's a movement which is good toward city planning allowing the opportunity to make right turns with no restrictions. pedestrian safety is a 2-way street it's pedestrians looking out for themselves as well. when i come to a stop sign just because you're a pedestrian doesn't mean you can walk wherever you feel like that.
there's a chief who's doing some advocacy work like not tweeting and things like that. you can't walk just because you're in the box. there's 17 hundred pedestrians that were hit last year
we schedule and advertise a meeting last month and invited mta. we have made public requests and local merchants have passed on the information.
this information was insufficient this structure is to begin in a few weeks. the information in tomorrow's meeting supervisor chu if you're listening here you're to support us. so members of mta board and all concerned sf residents are welcome to attend a meeting at 67:30 p.m. at the telegraph hall in mason and i looked to a productive meeting. thank you >> (calling names). >> good afternoon directors robert. local cab.
i was a participant in the workshop regarding the application by all those apps and i wanted to spend two minutes or one and a half trying to explain to you why wear talking about and why it is such an enormous threat to the taxi industry and in turn to you. the electronic apps - applications claim their something new in spite of the fact that many limousines companies and taxi company are going to use apps. and their claims is they're not transportation companies. they have no control over the
drivers. many of the applications are claiming to be ride share and as such, they do not have commercial insurance, there is no inspection of their cars there's no inspection of their driving records which would indicate the accident are anything else they have. in addition apparently their claiming they're not keeping any records so that their drivers are not even paying taxes which are the law by the irs making transactions of a thousand dollars or more remember this applies to taxi drivers or anybody. i could give you some more if
you are interested >> thank you. next speaker, please and a (calling names). >> herbert senior citizen at risk. i noticed the last meeting the conduct of the participants were incriminated upon. the question i would like to propose if a bicyclists had their my case lanes removed on the street there would be such outrage you would have to call in the tax squad. the thing about this the parking spaces are being defended by
those people and its endsable. the fact is people only shop once a week in contrast to people they could be making a thousand dollars in a purpose and those parking spaces are always in demand and so to remove them is really very destructive. i feel the bicyclists feeling is today hope street tomorrow the world. it will not hamper bicycling at all also in respect to the accident bicyclists have been struck how many of them went against the red light. we have to statistics about that. and one thing about the bike lanes being so close to the curb
you can be struck by a bicyclist it's face direct serve service. those are my comments i can understand it out rage of the folks but the bicyclists can be equally as anti raged >> (calling names). >> commissioners and audience at large thank you for let me eliciting me speak. i have two issues before me were one is that we talked about apps and app companies there's companies opening up on a
monthly basis par there's a taxi cab company by law i don't know what the real rules are you haven't looked into that. if you see a claim you control the taxi business you look at this company their telling us they're using limousines and taxis and other vehicles for this business. every year you've raised our fees and i believe you want to suck 25 million a year out of the taxi business. we don't have a dental plan or pension or anything. i don't know when you're going to start implementing it but we
need a pension and a medical plan and a minimum wage to at least match what muni drivers are making. maybe taxi drivers don't deserve is a get paid a better wage. we're part of the city and county of san francisco we should have the same wage as the minnesota drivers. thank you. >> (calling names). >> good afternoon berry. i first want to say that the t m
y vehicles are going to be a dinosaur. so i think you'd better look at the fuel tanks because it's tough to fill up. i went to a night club which has a new sound system i was about ready to go home and some guy in a site approached me and said where are you going. i don't appreciate it getting solicited and there were a lot of black town street it was